Carded at the Cleveland Speech


Some Democrats think requiring an ID to vote is synonymous with a return to Jim Crow laws, but the Obama campaign evidentially thinks it is a perfectly reasonable thing to ask of anyone wishing to see the president speak. BuzzFeed reports:

President Barack Obama's presidential campaign checked the identification of the supporters attending Obama's "framing" event at Cuyahoga Community College today.

The 1,500 supporters in attendance picked up tickets at campaign offices in Northeast Ohio beginning on Monday, though tickets to the event made no mention of an ID requirement. …

Republicans point out that while they check IDs for their supporters, the Obama administration opposes efforts to require identification at polling places on election day — so called voter ID laws — arguing they are discriminatory.